British Vogue shocks public after posing nude Hadid sisters together [NSFW]

Feb 1, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

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British Vogue shocks public after posing nude Hadid sisters together [NSFW]

Feb 1, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The upcoming March issue of British Vogue features Gigi and Bella Hadid on the front and back cover. However, the photo inside the magazine, where the sisters are posed together, has recently shocked the public. Hadid sisters are posed completely nude in a pose that many people described as “distasteful,” “gross” and even “sick.”

After Vogue tweeted the controversial photo taken by Steven Meisel, it didn’t take long before people posted their comments. The majority of them are negative, criticizing the fact that Gigi and Bella are sisters and stating that a pose like this is unnatural.

https://twitter.com/belle_duval/status/958401567316758528

In the flood of shock and negative reactions, there are also users speaking in defense of Vogue and their problematic photo.

https://twitter.com/CAragonPhoto/status/958388849993904129

https://twitter.com/abbyrhod/status/958405620830560256

Along with heavily criticizing the inappropriateness of the photo, Twitter users reflected on the use of Photoshop. According to the comments, the photo is edited to the point that the models’ faces “look completely different.”

Personally, I really like nude photography, and I’m not disgusted by it. I think that, on the one hand, this photo could be interpreted as two sisters who protect each other. But on the other hand, I simply can’t avoid seeing why people perceive it as inappropriate. Like most commenters, I think this photo is overly sexualized for an image of two sisters. No matter the idea behind the photo, I just can’t imagine posing with my sisters like this.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Is this photo inappropriate, or you don’t see anything wrong about it?

[via FStoppers; lead image: JerzyGorecki]

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35 responses to “British Vogue shocks public after posing nude Hadid sisters together [NSFW]”

  1. 孟恬 Avatar
    孟恬

    I guess if one thinks that this is too sexy, than ones problems are probably within oneself. It’s like how most homophobes are gay themselves…

    1. aleroe Avatar
      aleroe

      So if I interpret a picture of two naked people, entwined in each others’ arms and legs, as sexy, the problem is with me??!!

      What poses do YOU consider sexy?

      1. Marko Avatar
        Marko

        He said TOO SEXY, meaning too much to publish or view…

        1. aleroe Avatar
          aleroe

          Yes, he said “too sexy”. Whether he meant too sexy “to publish or view” or too sexy “to consider an appropriate pose for siblings” isn’t clear to me.

          1. Marko Avatar
            Marko

            The problem is not if you consider the photo sexy or not, that is really a matter of taste, the question is do you see it unfit to print? He thinks that if we think that it is too sexy to print, we are the ones with the problem.

            I did not find the photo especially good. The hair and their overall look is drab and unattractive, maybe they meant it to be that way. The lighting is so so and the posing is forced. Do I think it matters that they are two sisters naked together? Couldn’t care less.

            I would not print it because it is not good enough for a cover photo.

          2. aleroe Avatar
            aleroe

            I don’t think that’s what the original poster is saying. He draws a parallel with homophobes who are, themselves, homosexual. It sounds to me as if he’s implying that people who find this picture “too sexy” for siblings to be in, are themselves incestuous.

          3. Marko Avatar
            Marko

            Ah, you have a point here. Since she/he (?) did not comment on our comments, who knows.

          4. Richard Doktor Avatar
            Richard Doktor

            “homophobes who are, themselves, homosexual”
            What an idiotic statement …

          5. aleroe Avatar
            aleroe

            “What an idiotic statement”: I’m just describing what the original poster said. Take it up with him.

          6. Richard Doktor Avatar
            Richard Doktor

            I only did a general statement on this describing because it fitted. It had nothing to do with you, that wasn’t intended.

    2. suruha Avatar
      suruha

      I get what you are saying. Perhaps, somewhere along the line, we were taught that this is unacceptable. Why? Why did our parents, and society, deem it unacceptable? By who’s standards? Could the very people that have labeled this sort of thing as ‘strange’ be the very ones who have unrecognizable tendencies?
      That is how I take this comment.

  2. Pascal Faure Avatar
    Pascal Faure

    Beautiful!

  3. Clement RENAUT Avatar
    Clement RENAUT

    stupid world…. :(

  4. John Lehman Avatar
    John Lehman

    Beautifully photographed

  5. Mandy Brown Botterweck Avatar
    Mandy Brown Botterweck

    It’s art and it’s beautiful!

  6. Missa Bo Avatar
    Missa Bo

    Nude does not equal art. I don’t hate the pic but it’s just a bit awkward and meh to me.

    1. Huge Dom Avatar
      Huge Dom

      “Art is about showing and seeing: to show that which is concealed, to see what was veiled, is fundamentally gripping.” – Jonathan Jones

  7. byazrov.com Avatar
    byazrov.com

    Beautiful photo. I bet British Conde Nast is behind that fake scandal.

  8. Jurgen Cornelissen Avatar
    Jurgen Cornelissen

    How dare they. Whenever a man sees two beautifull sisters together, he would never think about having sex with them at the same time! So this must be akward to! *end sarcasm*

  9. g_disqus Avatar
    g_disqus

    Europeans and Americans are so weird people.

    1. Trino Pam Avatar
      Trino Pam

      We love being weird! Makes our lives more fun! ;)

      1. g_disqus Avatar
        g_disqus

        This situation is no reason.

  10. Maurizio Caravaggi Avatar
    Maurizio Caravaggi

    sick? I see sickness only in those who sees sickness in these photos…

  11. stewart norton Avatar
    stewart norton

    Magazine love controversy how many times has the magazine been mentioned in social media because if this…just a very good bit of marketing.

  12. Xavier Raul Marañón Avatar
    Xavier Raul Marañón

    It’s a perfectly well done photo. How you interpret the image says more about you than the photo.

  13. John Avatar
    John

    The funny thing is that the magazine is ‘Vogue’, as in – fashion, so how is nudity a part of the theme? ))))) Or, are they saying that nudity is a post-modern fashion statement? Can’t wait for the runway shows! ROFL

    1. suruha Avatar
      suruha

      It’s because this is nudity that Vogue people can’t cope! LOL

  14. Richard Doktor Avatar
    Richard Doktor

    Not the best image, but OK. Can’t see any problem with it …

  15. Trino Pam Avatar
    Trino Pam

    Love the photo! :)
    Smells like a faux-scandal.

  16. JustChristoph Avatar
    JustChristoph

    So, the thrust of the news about this is that (am I allowed to say ‘thrust’ in this context) these photos are too disgusting and shocking, oh, and sick, cringing, creepy, weird and gross, to look at. Wow. am I’m disappointed.

  17. Vincent Cyr Avatar
    Vincent Cyr

    To me, it seems about as sexual as two kids in a tub(by which I mean it isn’t. I can see how some sick freak could misinterpret that). They weren’t acting in a sexual manner in the photo, and that came across perfectly fine. Just comfortable around each other wearing only skin. “Sexiness” isn’t about what is being shown, it’s more about how it’s shown. There are nudes that inspire no lust, while some photos of fully clothed people leave you wanting a cigarette. Nudity doesn’t equate to sexuality. People should learn that.

  18. suruha Avatar
    suruha

    With many siblings, there is a rivalry that exists, as in each wanting to have mom’s attention – solely for one’s self! But, many families manage to get past or around that.
    (My goodness, if my brother had ever touched me, he’d be dead meat! LOL)
    The children give each other kisses and hugs and don’t mind ‘contact’. They sleep together, share things and will be there for each other when the rest of the world isn’t.
    I can’t think of a more beautiful sight!

  19. Qrious Avatar
    Qrious

    Geez… They’re sisters. They’re nude. They’re posing for a picture. They’re NOT having sex with each other, for crying out loud!!

  20. CAugustin Avatar
    CAugustin

    Okay, can anybody tell me what’s wrong with this image? Where is the scandal here? What’s wrong with the pose used (I have an idea why it was chosen, but it would be rather far-fetched)?

    But what I do see is the different lighting on both models, as if they were shot independently (they most likely were) and photoshopped together afterwards (or maybe it is just one image on the left page and the other on the right one, no Photoshop required). I don’t get the different lighting, but perhaps they tried to differentiate them so that they don’t look like the same person (even though there are slight differences).

    Ah, wait a minute, about the “slight differences” – there’s a trick here: It looks as if they *mirrored* each person! Look at the hair, the shadows, every detail exactly mirrored, the weird throats (overly broad on the left sister, too small on the right one – they concentrated on the faces to look right and neglected the rest, and this is what made me “cringe” and look more carefully).

    Maybe this is what throws people of and provokes the response of looking “sick”, and they attribute it to the nudity and the “pose”? This image plays with our visual perception, and nobody seems to notice the actual reason …

  21. CAugustin Avatar
    CAugustin

    Oh, wait a moment – which one is the “shocking” photo – the one on top of this article, or the black and white image below it? The image on top is *not* the one the discussion was all about of Fstoppers (I did not see the B&W image below because Ghostery blocked it), it was the B&W Image. And it’s typical US American bigotry at work here with this “scandal”. Simple as that.

    And now I do understand – the “lead image” of this DYI Photography article is completely unrelated to the story and shows some random woman. And only one, with her left and right half mirrored to get 2 persons out of it.

    This is the *main* scandal here, because it is completely misleading!